Passing away of rapper Nate Dogg is still fresh in the minds of his fans, and the air at the 2011 DUB car show and concert held at Los Angeles Convention Center on March 27th. Many still in grief as the late rapper’s colleagues and fans turned up in bunches to catch a glimpse of the hottest wheels in town. The event was attended by several high profile music artists such as Lupe Fiasco, the Game, Lazy Bone and Waka Flocka Flame.
The exhibition was staged a day after Nate was laid to rest, and even though it wasn’t a memorial for the former Death Row musician, it eventually turned out to be an event where his music was celebrated yet again when his long-time pal DJ Quik decided to play Nate-only music. The DJ/producer also introduced Nate’s song Nigel to the listeners and he rapped his father’s highly acclaimed record ‘Regulate’.
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Rick Ross must have been disappointed after not being able to sign 2010’s breakout MC Wiz Khalifa, who rejected Ross-owned Maybach Music Group’s advances in favor of Atlantic Records. But as things turned out, the Miami MC isn’t complaining, after seeing his own prodigy ‘Wale’ shine.
Ross believes Wale’s potential is of the same level as of Kanye West and Yeezy, Wale also has an unorthodox style that could eventually make him as big of a star as West. In an interview with MTV, Ross boldly predicted that Wale is destined to emulate Kanye’s success one day.
Ross, who recently signed both Wale and Meek Mill, said that both his new acquisitions may be a little different than what is being heard in the music industry at the moment, however both appear to feel very comfortable in their enviroment.
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Snoop Dogg was giving final touches to his latest album Doggumentary when an opportunity to do a song with R. Kelly popped up, and he signed up for it. The lanky MC and Kelly combined to record the upcoming song ‘Platinum,’ whose beat has been powered by Lex Luger, known for his work with Jay-Z, Kanye West and Rick Ross.
Preceded by “New Year’s Eve” and “Wet,” “Platinum” will be Snoop’s third released song of his latest album and it features his trademark smooth style and R. Kelly’s towering voice. Continue reading Snoop Dogg Explains ‘Platinum’ Featuring R. Kelly »
‘Jersey Shore’ star Pauly D was just coming to terms with the honor of being named as the in house DJ to back up Britney Spears at Rain nightclub at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, when lady luck smiled at him once again. He was chosen to DJ Britney Spears for her MTV Special program “Britney Spears: I Am the Femme Fatale.”
The budding DJ told MTV that Las Vegas has always been one of his favorite places, and to be able to DJ for a superstar like Britney Spears at the Rain nightclub is a feeling that’s out of this world. He said that being associated with an international phenomenon like Britney Spears has brought him into the A-league of the business and it gives him the feeling that now he is a proven DJ. Pauly also added that playing behind the “Oops, I Did It Again” singer has legitimised his career, and that it was incredible to see her perform and to share the stage with her. Continue reading Pauly D: Honored to DJ for Britney Spears »
It’s well-known fact now that Britney Spears’ Femme Fatale is a fusion of pop and dance music, with the added sexy flavor contributed by the singer herself. Britney’s 2008 album Circus reached the number one spot on music charts almost immediately upon its release, even though it wasn’t marketed and hyped up like her latest collection. The strategically released snippet, sneak peeks, and the carefully planned promo campaign means that Femme Fatale has already reached the #1 spot on iTunes, as well as on Internet Radio stations. According to industry analysts, if the same momentum is maintained, the album will be number on all the music charts by next week. Continue reading Is Femme Fatale Good Enough to Take the Number 1 Spot? »
How are you listening to online music lately? You have probably taken advantage of the wide variety of songs available for free or at a cheaper rate. Few commercial, no DJ interrupting the show and throwing some corny jokes; these are the initial attractions of online radio. While these are good news in terms of the listening experience, you may have to wonder how internet radio stations are making a profit, since they have to pay royalty fees for every song they play. Continue reading The Extraordinary Royalty »
The music industry today is overridden with mediocre artists pumping out clichéd, meaningless music that sells records but fails to do what, at the end of the day, all good music should do: touch people’s lives and help them connect with each other and their individual realities. I, personally, have had no personal, deeper experience with any of the music I purchased last year.
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